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king. and late this afternoon, president obama paused before the bust of martin luther king in the capital rotunda. a historic president paying tribute to the man who made that history possible. 50 years after the march on washington, 150 years after the emancipation proclamatioproclam president obama begins his second term, recommitting the nation to our founding ideas with liberty and justice for all. >>> joining me now is former congressman barney frank, democrat from massachusetts and melissa harris perry, host of "the melissa harris perry show" here on msnbc. >>> chairman frank, i mean, this was an amazing day. and the inaugural parade is still going on. the president is watching from his viewing stand. and when you look at his speech today, i sat there and listened. a lot of people were surprised at how he took on some issues and really raised a new page in american history in terms of where he felt the future of this country should go, chairman frank? >> i think it was an entirely legitimate victory lap. that is we had a very tough election, in which fundamental issue
: what would martin luther king jr. be doing if he were alive today? chances are he wouldn't be working for the koch brothers. coming up next. only on current tv. [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? the tons of obama merchandise. we have some souvenirs like the john boehner commemorative inaugural republican drinking glass. it's always half empty, never half full, and it's perfect for when you want to cry in your own beer in public. and the rush limbaugh commemorative inaugural bucket of sand. designed to bury your head neck deep so ignore history and facts and it's big enough to hold all your viagra for those guy weekend in the dominican republic. google it. and for the kids we've got the inaugural commemorative radio-controlled drone flyer. now children can fly like an eagle and spy like one, too. and lil drone can also fly into other people's yards and destroy stuff. the insight and analysis. current tv presents the presidential ina
of the united states. that's why. i think it's martin luther king day. martin luther king was courageous. martin made this point earlier that perhaps the president had some sense of guilt about not doing gun control and that it took newtown to get him to do that and so this is the speech you get to give once and i think there may have been a sense he wanted to be aggressive because he could and because he had to set out what he believes he said, i'm not going to get all of it, don't let the perfect -- nothing can be perfect. but i do believe he decided, why not, be essentially? >> you should make note that we're watching the presidential parade. it's dark but the president is still in the reviewing booth. he's enjoying the parade. you can see his smiles and he's been engaged with the groups and dancing at some points. he's going to go to the balls tonight and party. you know full well from your service in the white house, a second-term president has a window. it could be a year, could be two years, but he laid out those goals. now what? >> well, i think we'll wait and see but in my judgment, thi
of martin luther king and abraham lincoln. this is martin luther king day. we celebrate that, as well. the second time a president has been inaugurated on martin luther king day. about 800,000 people will be there on the mall. a little bit smaller than four years ago. but no less buoyant. a lot of smiling faces out there. we hear the choir of p.s. 22 in staten island. >> they are the largest choir in staten island. and i believe they are fifth graders. let's listen to them for a second. ♪ don't pay no mind to the feeling, until you feel it ♪ >> we love the caps. we love the swaying this morning. we've been thinking to ourselves, a second inauguration is typically not as -- not as surprising as the first inauguration. but nonetheless, it rededicates this country to big ideas. and the person who has to do it in his speech, walking up to the podium, is the president. we saw the first family walking in to st. john's church earlier this morning. >> they're at that worship service right now. there they are, right there, just before they walked into st. john's episcopal church, across th
in the white house. tomorrow martin luther king's bible that accompanied him on marches, in jail cells, through times of struggle and sacrifice. >> dr. king knocked down walls, and he was scarred and stabbed and killed and jailed. barack obama crossed bridges from the rocks knocked down from the walls. >> reporter: civil rights lieders, actor jamie foxx joined in the wreath laying. >> i think it's a great day, an intersection of history where you have the president, who is the first black president, being inaugurated for the second time on dr. king holiday. >> reporter: parents brought their children to be part of it, visitors took pictures to remember this day. gail punch came from dallas, texas, to be here. >> i get medicare, medicaid. i was a precinct chair. i have problems walking, but i wouldn't let nothing stop me. >> reporter: and you don't have to let anything stop you either. even if you don't have a ticket, you can come down to the mall and stand between 4th and 14th streets. this is the kind ever view you would get. there are also wide screen tvs. you might decide the best place to w
students find a special way to honor dr. martin luther king, jr. >>> twin sitters diane and darlene met their husbands. the brothers propose the on the same day with the same style en gaining. ring and even have a double wedding. the couples bought homes next to each other. one couple even gave birth to identical twins.  >>> in honor of the late dr. martin luther king, jr., some students recited his famous i have a dream speech. they recited it on the steps of the lincoln memorial today. >> 100 years later, the negro is still not free. >> it makes it fun because you get to learn about all the people who made your life better. >> some of you have come from area where the quest for freedom must be battered by the storm of persecution and staggered by the weight of police brutality. >> most of them came from areas where they wanted to be free but the people got in their way. >> let freedom ring on the snow capped rockies of colorado. >> let freedom ring from the gracious slopes of california. >> lets freedom ring from the mountains of georgia. >> this is important for kids t
: the president is trying to make service on the martin luther king, jr. holiday weekend an american tradition. joel lucas thinks that's perfectly appropriate. >> martin luther king's legacy is one of volunteerism and service, self service. i think this gives americans and the metro dc area an opportunity to, you know, live his legacy. >> reporter: lucas, who was career military and still works full-time at the age of 61, signed up today to volunteer at two different groups. maureen? >> good to see people giving back. john, thank you. >>> just three days until the 57th presidential inauguration. we are tracking the temperatures leading up to the big historic day. fox 5's gwen tolbart is in the weather center with a look at the forecast. >> the weekend has been pretty nice. we didn't do too badly today, but there are some significant changes coming as we head into monday. let's take a look at some of our conditions here. sky's not bad. we have a ridge of high pressure that's been in control. for tonight, we are talking mostly clear, not a lot of clouds to discuss at all. here's a look at the to
't believe that now there's a monument to martin luther king on the mall. and that an african-american president is being -- is being elected and for her, she said the most humble tone, these were dreams that were dangerous to even articulate when i was growing up and now i'm seeing america in that way. this is the beauty of this day. you have the president being inaugurated at a time that coincides with martin luther king's birthday. and it's a good reminder that as tough as things seem, bob, as difficult and challenging of a moment we should in american history, this idea that we are a country that is constantly evolving and changing and the president has a chance to make some incredible history now. immigration reform i think is going to be strong. i think he can find a note of unity on gun safety. here you have a nation where over 80% of gun owners believe in things like universal background checks and closing secondary markets. this gives the president the arc of the moral universe and bending it to justice and showing that this country is strong at the core. >> mr. mayor
was sworn in, in 1861. he will use martin luther king jr. personal bible. it has extra significance in this inauguration because it's happening on the federal holiday that honors the civil rights leader. both bibles will be stacked on top of each other. in the first inauguration, the president used the lincoln bible as well. martin luther king jr.'s bible, it was his traveling bible when he would go places to make speeches. he would take that bible with him. he'd be able to study from that bible and pull verses if he wanted to insert things into speeches. >> how is that having your hand on the bible used by lincoln and martin luther king jr. >> absolutely. >> the first family observed martin luther king jr. day on saturday with a day of service, of course. >> with thousands of others. >>> if you're planning to go to the national mall, plan on leaving plenty of extra time. >> you're going to need it. security will be tight for everybody downtown for the event. news 4's megan mcgrath live on the mall this morning with more. megan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. they're
it is amazing that he is taking the oath of office on the bible of lincoln and martin luther king, and martin luther king had this to say, and if i can quote him -- it is a simple matter of justice with the task of raising the negro from backwardness should also be rescuing the forgotten a white sport. a bill of rights for the disadvantaged, marked the rise of a new era in which the full resources of society would be used to attack the tenacious poverty which so paradoxical exists here. >> that is tim from gainesville, florida. he mentioned the lincoln and bible and the king bible. the lincoln bible itself, according to the library of can -- of congress, is bound in burgundy velvet with a gold washed white metal rim around the three outside edges of the covers. all edges are heavily guilt. in the center of -- of the top cover, there is a shield of cold wash with the words "holy bible" etched into it. the king bible was dr. king's trebling bible. an avid reader, dr. king traveled with a selection of books that included this bible the president will be using. it was used for inspiration and pre
. that begins at 9:30. the first family urges all americans to help honor dr. martin luther king jr. >> then tomorrow, president obama and vice president biden are officially sworn in for their second terms. the ceremony happens monday. >> crews are still putting together the final preparations for monday's inauguration. we have team coverage starting off with nbc's daniel lee. she's live on the mall with more now. good morning, danielle. >> reporter: good morning. in just hours, thousands of people will be coming to the national mall here. many will be coming to tsee the memoria memorials, but they're also going to a tent that's been put up in honor of the national day of service. the crowds have arrived packed for a party. >> this is one of my bucket list experiences. >> reporter: tiffany grimes thrflew in from atlanta. her first stop was the national mall. >> over 200,000 people sign up nationwide. >> reporter: amelia is attending. she's here from new orleans. like four years ago, president obama has asked people nationwide to join his family and celebrate by serving. this year t
of belonged to martin luther king. >>> big days ahead, and i am jealous, because wendy rieger had the chance to touch lincoln's bible. >>> we have got fog this morning -- just kidding. that was last sunday. no fogfest here. did i trick you, chuck? >> don't scare me. we have been baby sitting the forecast very carefully with everybody coming into town, and with the fog bank last week i don't want to hear the word "fog" for a while. and for early morning joggers and walkers and people heading out to the services, temperatures are in the 30s near 40 degrees, and very mild by january standards. and a breeze has windchills in the low to mid-30s, and there's a touch of bundle up factor and not all that cold. and up in the low 50s for a time today, we will see clouds on the increase and it's going to be a breezy day today. cold front number one, that will be the breeze and the beginning of the cooldown. how much cooler? may see snow flurries on the parade tomorrow ahead of the true arctic air. our coldest air in more than two years coming our way for the rest of the week coming up. >>> right now, g
honor dr. martin luther king jr., whose holiday is on monday. >> then tomorrow president obama and vice president biden are officially sworn in for their second terms. the inaugural ceremonies, the public ceremonies, will take place monday and will include performances by beyonce, james taylor, and kelly clarkson. >> it's going to be a show. and crews are still putting together the preparations for monday's inauguration. we have team coverage starting with tom sherwood who's at the national mall. tom, we don't get to see you on many saturdays. this must be something special. >> reporter: no, i usually have something else to do on saturday, but this is pretty cool down here. this is the largest tent behind me over here ever erected on the national mall. it's for the national day of service. about 100 different organizations are represented here today. they range from local to national and community groups. also here are military and veterans groups, economic development, education, health care, you name it. it's all part of the national day of service for the obama inaugural. something i
and chris tucker joined civil leaders today for a wreath laying ceremony to honor dr. martin luther king jr. people from all over the country flocked to the king memorial today and said they'll be back on the mall tomorrow. >> i get medicare, medicaid. i have problems walking. but i wouldn't let nothing stop me. >> the president will honor dr. king tomorrow, getting sworn in on a bible king carried during his fight for equality. >>> it might be sunday night, but the town is buzzing, including lots of balls and galas to celebrate the president's second term in office. erica gonzalez is live tonight in maryland with a look at that party and some of the others around tonight, erica. >> reporter: that's right, jim. we have been ball hopping, as you called it earlier, all throughout the evening. the party here at the national harbor still going until 1:00 in the morning. hundreds have come out to celebrate a second term for president barack obama. ♪ ♪ hit me with your best shot >> reporter: the stars were out in arlington. >> a stylist, makeup, you know, nordstrum. >> reporter: it's shauna's
of dr. martin luther king jr. the president and first lady spent the morning with 500 volunteers working on improvements at burrville elementary school in northeast. on the national mall, about 100 organizations offered volunteer opportunities at the day of service tent. thousands of people signed up, some even building a new generation of volunteers. >> it's important to have my children with me, because they get to see the importance of serving others. we're all a team, so we want to serve our community and give back. >> chelsea clinton was among the volunteers in the district today. she was bagging groceries for seniors at friendship collegiate academy in northeast. and a great day out there for all the volunteers. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell here now with more on what the rest of the weekend is looking like. chuck, is it going to be getting chilly? >> it is going to start to trend colder, starting a little bit tomorrow, then another shot of cold air on monday. and another one behind that on tuesday. it promises some of the coldest air in two years. for now, though, certainl
. >> as we prepare to honor dr. martin luther king jr. students are getting a lesson in history where in the same spot that history was made. >> we're at the steps of the lincoln memory youm. >> the fifth graders were in final rehearsal. ♪ for the nineth year the whole school was getting ready by singing songs and reciting his "i have a dream" speech. >> one day this nation will rise up. >> i have a dream that little black boys and black girls -- >> he really likes this. >> it has so much symbolism and it is a nice way to celebrate martin luther king's birthday. >> the kids look forward to it every year. >> people have been free from, you know, segregation but we're really not free because there is still hate in the world and stuff. ♪ >> perhaps that is part of the dream too for these kids, a chance to rise above hate in the company of great men. it was 150 years ago that lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation and 50 years ago from martin luther king's speech. a big day. sam ford, abc 7 news. >> thank you for that sam. that is going to do it
. >>> president obama will be sworn in today on two bibles. one to martin luther king jr. and one to abraham lincoln. >> he may take the oath of office this morning but his second term began yesterday. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> thank you mr. chief justice. >> chief justice john roberts swore him in, in this private ceremony in the white house. >> by law, he has to begin on january 20th. the public ceremony will take place today. sonia sotomayor swore in the vice president yesterday. >>> one of the big things is keeping people safe. >> there will be a no fly zone within a 30-mile radius of the capitol. on the water, the coast guard will shut down six miles of the potomac. vehicle traffic restricted from using 150 blocks in the district. more measures, including toxic air detectors, plainclothes security officers and thousands of doses of antidotes in case of a chemical or biological attack are also on stand by. it's estimated that all the security costs about $120 million. you can expect tight security if you're heading to the national mall today to watch the president take th
, but in the future. interesting that this inauguration falls on martin luther king's birthday. and 50 years ago, in 1963, that king gave his speech on the steps of the lincoln memorial. i am sure there is going to be some connection to that in the process. this is a fulfillment of what king had looked for. but what is left, what would expect to be done, i am sure that is part of the president's thinking. it is a little strange, also, for those who work for the federal government in washington did we always get -- washington. we always get king's birthday off. the question is, why didn't we have the inauguration on sunday? we've never had a formal outdoor ceremony on sunday. the sense is that the president should be sworn in privately on the white house on sunday. it is a wonderful coincidence that obama's is being held on martin luther king's birthday. >> we have had many speakers come this week and talk about the current polarization of congress. what you think about the polarization of congress? how can we bridge the gap going forward? >> is definitely polarized. the two political parties hav
will be closed on monday for martin luther king jr. holiday. we'll pick up on tuesday morning and 9:00. in annapolis, 11 news, wbal-tv 11 news. >> i am here at the patriots place. it is not just for patriots fans. there is something here that ravens does can appreciate. fans can appreciate. >> we're down >> ravens fans rolling down the road to new orleans. >> we have a news reporter u.s. been there all week. today she got a look at a sports shrine that any football fan club. -- would love. >> it is something that all football fans can appreciate. >> this is our hull of famers museum. it is two floors. >> and it opened in 2008. it was created by the same architect responsible for our own sports legends museum at camden yards. here you will see plenty of trophies and exhibits dedicated to the patriots. there's also a lot of history. history of football in new england. it is the birthplace of football in america, started in the late 1800's also on the fields of boston common. >> the combination of soccer and rugby. it evolved from there. it was very big at the turn of the century. many
others. the president started this to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king? >> that is right, and this is the kickoff of the inauguration weekend. this day of service sets a different tone. before he is sworn in, president obama is shipping in. today, the first family picked up their paint brushes and volunteered in northeast, d.c. >> this is what america's about. this is what we celebrate. >> they started the day of service at their first inauguration, a call for people to volunteer on this specific day. vice-president joe biden spent today in southeast at the d.c. armory, filling care packages for troops. on the national mall, a service summit, with celebrities like eva longoria and chelsea clinton. >> it is inspiring to see all of these people out here. everybody is here to give back. >> and people did not even have to wait. they can participate on service projects on site. >> it shows the love and passion we have for one another. >> president obama said this service they should be a symbol of how the nation can work together. they spent the day pending a bookshelf. the pr
luther king day on monday was once owned by martin luther king jr. himself. you don't need tickets for the parade. you do need them to be on the platform. for the parade, no tickets, but it will be tough getting a spot. here's a look at the route. the parade will run from run straightto 15th street on pennsylvania avenue. it will be secured entrance gates pretty much east bloc or every other block on each side of pennsylvania. the parade starts roughly around 2:30 in the afternoon on monday. you can start picking your spot at 7:00 in the morning. -- security entrance gates will be pretty much at each block or every other block on each side of pennsylvania avenue. >> we will have on lots of lawyers for that. >> it's 37 degrees right now. >> still ahead metro escalator hi, we're from jamestown and we are doing the pennies for patients for the leukemia and lymphoma society. learn more at the web site. >> good morning, washington. >> and never gets old. i love it. gretzky up the good work, guys. we appreciate your contributions. 5:40 is the time. >> jamee whitten as an update on traffi
. hopefully the judge will decide. courts that court will be closed monday for the martin luther king jr. holiday. it will resume tuesday morning at 9:00 11 news, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a celebration to mark the anniversary of the birth of the the late dr. martin luther king jr. appeare >> for the past eight years, the county executive has tried to stay focused on remembering dr. kent and with the pilots character -- dr. king in a way that highlights character. ♪ >> across set the stage for the king celebration. a crowd of mostly baltimore employees came to recognize dr. king. >> i have a dream. my four little children will one day live in a nation where the will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. >> is a great opportunity to express history and related to the present. >> two of the character award winners -- >> this is really good. all of my services have been recognized. but a community effort to reunite people, too sure what happened -- a community effor to reunite people, to reemmbmember what happened. >> i am very proud of both of them. >
time the president had his inauguration on the celebration of martin luther king, jr. and it's actually a ceremonial event. the 20th amendment to the constitution mandates that newly elected mandates take place on january 20th and several times that happened on the sunday. and followed by the pomp and pageantry on the following monday. >> both president obama and vice president biden took their official oaths of office why yesterday. >> i barack hussein obama swear -- >> supreme court justice john roberts swore in the first family. justice sotomayor did the honor at the vice president's residence at the united states naval observe tore in washington. >> and both families attended a church service at the episcopal church directly opposite the white house. moments ago the limousine carrying the obamas and the bidens arrived at the capital after the 12 block trip up pennsylvania avenue from the white house. >> joining us, our news hour regular column younist mark shields and new york sometimes columnist mark brooks. >> big day, gwen. it is a big day. it lacks the inherent drama and expense
for the critics is that gun appreciation day shows tone deafness coming before martin luther king jr. day and in the wake of newtown, connecticut, governor. >> katherine, we'll talk about the increase of gun sales in recent weeks. i am hearing reports that it is extraordinary. >> yeah, i went in the gun shop to give i specific and accurate information and the gun shop told me they are basically sold out of everything. it is not just hunting weapons. it is assault weapons and handguns and it is small cal ber weapons and also small weapons that are conceal and carry weapons it is virtually everything across the board . they are looking at significant waits. a lot of people don't want to discuss the motivation and those who do, say they are coming in first time gun buyers and doing so because of the proposals that may restrict gun ownership in this country, governor. >> are there people there buying guns that normally don't? there is a good persage . the gun store owner said to me that people are reluctant. some admit to being first-time buyers. one conversation and that stuck with me. if yo
cuts, members of congress will lose their paychecks. >>> on monday we celebrate martin luther king's birthday. today fifth graders recited his most famous speech on the steps of the lincoln memorial. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and the true meaning dr we hold these truthing to be self-evident. >> black men, white men jews, jent aisles, property assistants and catholics will join hands and sing in the worlds of the old negro spiritual. >> free at lath, free at last. thank god almighty we're free at last. >> they've been reciting the speech for more than 15 years. >>> still ahead here on "news4 at 5," there's a pornography scandal. >> someone attacked an elderly work in the groceries store. >> the flu reaches epidemic levels. >>> and a >>> automatic update. hov restrictions have been lifted on i-270 northbound and the spur because of the major backups between montrose and old georgetown roads. you're looking at a live look. we're told this extends from a police incident in the area. it has caused some major traffic problems coming from the american legion
students find a special way to honor martin luther king, jr. >> plus no more baring it all foot tsa, what changes -- for the tsa, what changes are coming to airports nationwide. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> in honor of the late martin luther king, jr. and the inauguration students from watkins elementary school in the district recited his i have a dream speech. they read the famous message on the steps of the lin on memorial today. fox ever -- lincoln memorial today. fox 5's photojournalist steve jones was there today. >> but 100 years later the negro still is not free. >> it does make the speech fun because you get to learn about all the people who made your life better. >> soldiers have come fresh from their jail cells. >> and some of you have come from areas where a quest, quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. >> lots of them came from areas where they wanted to be free, but the people got in their way. >> let freedom ring from the snow capped rockies of colorado. >> let fre
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, the reenactment of the oath on two bibles. one is martin luther king jr.'s traveling bible. that's significant being -- for all of the historic reasons, also his official day today and also the lincoln bible. you've got all of those great notes from history. also looking forward as to the real accomplishments he hopes in the first year to 18 months. after that, it does become a lame duck situation. right now, it's about a lot more hope than speaking about the end of the second term. >> andrea, since we're talking to you all morning, i'm wondering if your camera can pull all the way back and give us some perspective on how tightly we are focused in and how long a shot it is and exactly where you are in relation to the -- wow. this is like where is waldo. keep your eye on andrea mitchell. there she is. you thought she had good seats. she's up in section 311a. >> some of those will cost you a couple hundred dollars. andrea mitchell, thank you. we'll be relying on you for the sense of the crowd as we go along. we want a preview of this. the motorcade route, the parade route after the formality of
ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power from the first term administration of president barack obama to his second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have
claiming that they are the martin luther kings in this civil rights fight. >> if a lot of african-americans back in the '60s had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, do you think they would have needed selma? if john lewis had had a gun, would he have been beat upside the head on the bridge? >> i have to tell you -- >> karen, listen, this is disgusting. first of all, it's not original -- >> rush is now -- it sounds like he's trying to be a member of the black panthers. this is ridiculous. >> well, there's that irony as well. but it's not original. he's taking it from the comments from the other right wing nut job who was talking about if slaves had guns. first of all, there are plenty of shotgun owners during the civil rights era, but to reduce john lewis' service to this country and the civil rights movement and the black experience and the overall american experience in this country to him getting beat upside the head is disgusting and offensive. this is a man who served his country through civil rights and through service in the congress. to reduce his life to
of central maryland to celebrate martin luther king junior day. they will attend a moment of greatness. it is an event which honoring king every year. >>> and thank you. >>> it is getting around virginia has not been easy. snow started getting on the road. crews were out there to plow but that did not stop a number of accidents a truck had to plow a tractor-trailer to safety after it plit off the road. they were surprised how quickly the conditions went from bad to worse. >> this is amazing. >> and now the most accurate. >> let's talk about what is going on. we can see across the area, not a lot. the storm stayed to the south of us in virginia. they got in augusta county. four and a half inches reported there. we didn't get anything. you know what else. in florida i got a beautiful picture this morning that was sent in from different berth in hartford. now this is the shot. you are not jealous. i'm jealous. we check out what is going on. and as we go through the rest of the day we'll head back and building in. and the temperatures this morning. we're looking at 28 degrees and 31 and an
on the national mall. >>> today's inaugural may be president obama's big day but it's also martin luther king, jr. day as well. the reverend sandra butler is an african-american historian and the owner of the gallery on u street right here in d.c. >> thank you for getting up early this morning. you've been with us here in the freezing cold temps for a long time now. you're very dedicated to being our guest. we appreciate that so much. >> that's because i love you. >> we love you, too. your gallery focuses on the strug of black americans through the sif rights era and -- the civil rights era and how special a day is this inauguration that it's falling on the official day of martin luther king. >> god must have preplanned that. i didn't get it at first. then all of a sudden i said it's dr. king's birthday, the day we're going to celebrate. so it's been a wonderful day. i had the opportunity to post a lot of pictures of obama and dr. king on my website and do some things, have conversations with people about the struggle as well as how did -- or how they feel about obama becoming president and how t
coming in. ming in. usually around martin luther king holiday we can count on cold air coming into town. tonight it is dodgeball with the snow flakes. people are disappointed this forecast isn't going to be delivering anything to d.c. or north. that is what we called for yesterday. sterday. it has not started to snow in any part of our area. i'm noticing they have trace amounts on the ground in charlottesville. augusta county three inches. 43 in the district. precipitation is not moving north. where it is falling south we have found this area expanding. this is where our snow will be between fredericksburg and richmond. it could be up to four inches. if your commute takes you in that direction be aware things are changing. we were having a conversation about how this dry air is persistent. we are thinking maybe we don't see much in the way of light rain or snow. over to satellite and radar. this picture will jump out at you. i just showed you nearly rain is in fredericksburg. this is radars put together. it sees more than is there because they overlap. what is important to see is not th
service. it's all to honor the late martin luther king jr.. >> more importantly, everybody here, adults to children, understands the importance of his impact. >> tomorrow president obama takes the oath after office at noon to begin his -- of office at noon to begin his second term of office. it will be a private ceremony at the white house and the public swearing in takes place monday at the capitol followed by the inaugural parade. the service project today was at the d.c. armory. our surae chinn reports people who came out today were volunteering on behalf of the military men and women. >> reporter: navy commander rodney blevins is paying it forward and showing his son -- >> volunteering. >> reporter: along the way. >> one more. ♪ there you go. >> good job. >> it's all about giving something back to the community and what better way to do that than to bring my son out and teach him how it's done? >> starting our day with community service, giving back. >> oh i think this is awesome. >> reporter: 10,000 volunteers are expected for the single largest volunteer project for the national
speech from martin luther king jr.'s "i have a dream"speech . we are streaming all of our coverage today. president obama begins his second term. sunday is the official swearing- in ceremony at the white house, and our coverage will include your phone calls, and we look back at the president's 2009 inaugural address at 10:30 eastern. on monday, the public inaugural ceremonies at the capitol. we will have live all-day coverage monday beginning at 7:00 and the eastern, c-span, c- span radio, and c-span.org. coming up, a discussion on the safety of the u.s.-mexican border and how immigration is being affected. we will hear from remarks from a homeland assistant secretary in new mexico. that is coming up at 4:15 eastern on c-span. tonight, we will show you inaugural speeches from the last 60 years, starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern with president ronald reagan's 1981 address, bill clinton in 1993, dwight eisenhower in 1957, harry truman, 1949, 1969, richard nixon, john f. kennedy in 1961. george h.w. bush in 1989, lyndon johnson from 1965, president jimmy carter in 1977, and we will wrap up the
. and not just get in these long unending debates. martin luther king used to call it the paralysis of analysis. >> we may will be coming to the end of one. with medicare and social security and medicaid. what was so striking about the speech yesterday was that obama -- the lack of an olive branch to republicans that we've heard from him before. when you talk about the summer of 2011, he was talking openly about willing potentially to have a deal that included some modifications to medicare. there was talk of raising the medicare eligibility age would be on the table. didn't hear anything about that yesterday. and it raises the question of has he now reached a point where no, i'm not going to cut a deal like that anymore with republicans. that's the past. >> krystal, steve, thank you for your time tonight. >> thanks, reverend. >> be sure to catch krystal and steve on "the cycle" right here on msnbc. >>> ahead, 40 years after roe versus wade, abortion rights are under assault in the states. that's next. >>> they're the best political duo going. obama/biden. what's next for them? >>> and everyone
in the 1953 march on washington to a prominent historian and editor of martin luther king jr.'s papers. it's this weekend. debt deal entries with your message to the president are now doing. get them into c-span by this friday for your chance of the grand prize of $5,000. there's $50,000 in total prize s. -- prizes. >> washington journal continues. host: scott rigell 6 on the on the armed services committee and the budget committee. you're talking about the debt ceiling debate. wall street journal says that president obama has escalated the fight. let me show you a little of what he said. [video clip] >> if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners, food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down loose nuclear materials would not get their paychecks, investors around the world will ask if the united states of america is a safe bet. markets could go haywire. interest rates would spike for anyone wh
on selected models. but hurry, the special financing offer ends martin luther king, jr. day. don't miss the year end clearance sale at sleep train. superior service, best selection, lowest price, guaranteed. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >> welcome back. lance armstrong came clean to oprah perry ed his anticipated interview has came. >> the traffic is shaping up. >> in the next 30 minutes will see widespread forties around the bay area. this is not the big story. everyone is waking up to temperatures a little bit warmer. we are still in the upper 30's. will also sing 50's along the coast. into the afternoon it will be sunny and everyone will be in the '60s. later on tonight it will be a mild evening. we will have a mixture of 40's and '50's. here are the numbers are right now. it is 29 degrees out the door in concord. we do have a wide range of numbers but into the afternoon everyone was see the side temperatures. they will be above seasonal average. >> we are still watching the potential hot spot in san leandro on to 38. this is a northbound direction. there was a repor
. >> and president obama being sworn in this year on martin luther king day, the significance of that? >> a lot of tremendous symbolism here. first of all he's using martin luther king's bible and the lincoln bible. we're talking about lincoln with the movie. this is the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. there is a monument to dr. king. 50 years after "i have a dream" there is a memorial to this man. this story of race slavery, civil rights and involvement in our history is so important. i think it's really significant to have all these symbols together on this very significant day. >> president barack obama is the 44th american president. we have had 20 two-term presidents. how have two-term presidents fathered? >> recently not so well if we think about recent controversies, they tend to come in the second term. i don't know if that's just a coincidence. bill clinton's impeachment, of course. george bush had a lot of his presidency starting to unravel in the second term. richard nixon, watergate in the second term. for ronald reagan iran contra. it may be th
to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr., by volunteering in their own communities. right now, nearly 100 nonprofit organizations are holding a service fair on the national mall. one of them is points of light, an organization that aims to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. with me today is deloris morton, she is part of the points of light program -- in fact, she is president of the points of light programs division. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having us. >> and you're a louisianan. >> i am. bayou girl. >> which i love. tell me a little bit about the fundamental philosophy that is points of light. >> points of light is the world's largest organization that's dedicated to volunteer service. all over the country today and throughout the year, we engage millions of people in volunteer service with an opportunity to first experience service, knowing that it can be transformational. it's not just about what you give to somebody else but what you get yourself. >> let's talking about the transformational part. sometimes when we t
and the travel bible owned by the reverend dr. martin luther king jr., whose birthday we celebrate today. in that speech worry told the president will talk about the need to seek common ground. after the inauguration, he will retire inside with members of the congressional leadership with a traditional luncheon at statuary hall before taking off the on the parade down pennsylvania avenue. the menu, steam lobster, bison and apple pie for dessert. >> lester, thank you. david axelrod is the president's adviser. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> how would you describe the inaugural speech? >> the first thing to remember is that this is not a partisan day. this is not a day for one man's celebration. this is a national con sechlt cration. this is a national renewal. he will be speaking about values and principles, not so much about programs and prescriptions and set a direction for the country based on the thing that is unite us. >> inaugural speeches are, by nature, more poetry than prose. he wrote on this day we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, that
and always way to celebrate a couple of days early dr. martin luther king day. president obama and his family went to an elementary school in washington to help with the school makeover project. here you see the president and mrs. obama looking at bookshelf. they talked about the importance of this day. >> this inauguration, we're going to be -- it's a symbol of how our democracy work and how we peacefully transfer power but it should be an affirmation we're all in this together. >> molly: the vice president and his family participated in the national day of service. they filled care packages for deployed servicemen and women. mr. biden says the troops overseas that we remember them. the area around the washington monument there were opportunities for people that wanted to get involved. they could make cards for foster care children, create a mural, learn how to use recycled materials and more. here is what some of the participants said about the events. >> came all the way from las vegas for the inauguration and a day of service. >> i think it is important because we can take communities bac
today is a national day of service, leading up to the martin luther king holiday. the president and the first lady showed up at the burrville elementary school in washington to help in some service projects as a way to celebrate the life of a civil rights leader. >> the fact that we've got some outstanding young people here today, i want to say thank you to the parents for showing early on to all our young people how gratifying and how fulfilling this is. this is really what america is about. this is what we celebrate. >> the vice president and his family also volunteered, making care packages for military and national guard armory families. the baseball world is mourning one of its all-time greats. hall of fame manager earl weaver as died at the age of 82 years old. weaver managed the baltimore orioles in four world series and won a title in 1970. he was famous for arguing calls. and was ejected from 91 games. weaver was lengelected to the h of fame in 1996. we're going to get back to our live coverage from the national mall in just a minute here on cnn. first, breaking news ov
a confederate general on martin luther king day. this is what we're dealing with. republicans still don't get it. this morning npr interviewed a gop official in texas who had this reaction to the inauguration. >> we never saw a birth certificate. we never met any of the professors who went to school with our president. >> the president's been inaugurated twice, but republicans are still sticking to this garbage. that's why the president was so tough in his address. he knows he'll need to fight past obstruction and ugliness and dirty tricks. that's why he said we the people. we must continue to fight. we had a great day yesterday. it was celebratory, but the celebration must lead to our further determination to fight until the battle for equality and fairness is won. not a good round or two. not a great celebration. but a victory for all of the american people. if you think i'm wrong, think about what they did in virginia. think about stonewall jackson on martin luther king day. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ ♪ >>> o
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